Masterclass: Beginning a Healing Process | Writing as a therapeutic tool | Arvon
Masterclass Recording: Beginning a Healing Process
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Masterclass Recording: Beginning a Healing Process

Writing as a therapeutic tool
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    Katie Watson
Date Recorded Tuesday July 18th 2023, 19:00-21:00 BST
Location Online

If you are looking for inspiration to start writing as a way of beginning a healing process, this Masterclass is for you. After a difficult, overwhelming, or traumatic experience, we can be left feeling powerless, without language or agency. Research shows traumatic events can immobilise those regions of the brain that we need when we are trying to put what we have been through into word. For those with a history of trauma, writing can be a valuable catalyst for healing and recovery, offering a way back from silence, confusion and shame. This Masterclass will support you as you work to exert linguistic control over your experience, helping you to reclaim your voice and give shape to your story.

Employing a trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive methodology, psychotherapist and writer Katie Watson will show you how to use creative writing as a therapeutic tool to support wellbeing, encourage self-discovery and promote healing. This Masterclass is suitable for all levels, with an emphasis on the creative process of writing, rather than the craft.


We are committed to making our Arvon at Home programme accessible to as many people as possible.

When you make your purchase, you will receive an email confirmation, including a link to the recording. You can access it at any time using that link. It can also be accessed by logging in to your account on our website, opening the course card on your ‘My Bookings’ page, and clicking on the red ‘Recording’ button. Any course materials that may have been shared for the live session will also be available via a button in the course card. All Masterclasses are recorded with auto generated captioning, which will appear on the recordings.

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"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."
— Masterclass participant
"Arvon at Home creates a model to participate in inspirational tutoring for writers, at a distance. The feeling of attending to my writing life in an excellent fashion, and still having a half-day for my work and caring responsibilities at home, felt like a good balance."
— Masterclass participant
"It was an absolutely brilliant session and very very useful. And it made me realise how much I’ve missed this kind of workshop because of having children and family that I can’t leave. Now we’re all in the same boat the online stuff is truly transformative."
— Masterclass participant



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